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MTC's "Hairspray Jr." Auditions
McLaughlin Studios
Loomis, CA
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MTC's "Hairspray Jr." Auditions
MTC's Hairspray Jr. Auditions
(YOUTH AGES 6 - 18)

Good morning, Baltimore! It's 1962, and high-spirited, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.

September 11th,2014 5pm, 6:30pm
September 12th,2014 5pm, 6:30pm
September 13th,2014 10:30am, 12:00pm

September 14th,2014 2pm

September 20 - November 6, 2014
Not all cast members will be called for all rehearsals.

Tech Week:
November 7 - November 13, 2014

Show Dates:
To be chosen from November 13 - November 23, 2014

Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.

All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.

There is a tuition fee for participation in MTC Jr. Production Workshops. Please see below for details.

Audition Information

Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.

Closed toe shoes are required. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.


Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.

Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.

Please prepare and bring 1 min. from a Broadway show ( not from the show you are auditioning for). Children under age 10 can sing a simple song of their choice.

CD or sheet music required.

Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

No prepared monologue needed.

Character Breakdown

A prom queen nightmare! She is definitely "The Corny Collins Show" favorite, but she is competitive and has a bad attitude.
Range: C4-E5

The host of "The Corny Collins Show," and a Baltimore celebrity. Foremost, Corny is a charmer.
Range: C3-G4

The famed teenage performers on "The Corney Collins Show."

Tracy's loving mother who doesn't spend much time outside the house. She works days and nights as a laundress in her home, and her lack of social interaction has made her a bundle of nerves.
Range: Bb3-Eb5

Baltimore's biggest heartthrob, and Tracy's dream guy. Link is considered the best performer in town. Think of any teenage idol who is able to reduce girls to tears  there's your guy!
Range: G2-A4

Seaweed's little sister and a great breakout role for a black actress.
Range: Bb3-E5

is the face of the Civil Rights Movement and sings the beautiful anthem, "I Know Where I've Been."
Range: F3-F5

Owner of a ladies' clothing shop and is a salesperson inside and out  he is always the first to give a compliment.
Range: C3-C4

Tracy's fun and sheltered sidekick. She is a young lady caught between her mother's very strict rules and her own wants and desires to be just another teenage girl.
Range: C4-E5

Penny's eccentric but loving mother, who wants the best for her daughter but is extreme in her means.

The object of Penny's affections, and together, they are determined to defy the segregation laws of the 1960s.
Range: Gb2-Bb3

A dynamic musical trio, iconic of the Motown era and the 1960s. Think the Supremes.
Range: E4-A5

A young lady with big hair and an even bigger personality! She is the hero of our story and she is sweet but also strong in her convictions. She is bigger in size than the other girls, but she isn't shy about it  she can still dance with the best of them!
Range: G3-C#5

A carbon copy of Amber  just twenty years older and meaner! She is most concerned with making sure her daughter wins Miss Teenage Baltimore.
Range: C4-E5

Edna's loving husband and Tracy's supportive father who just wants the best for his girls.

All Musical Theatre Workshops Include:

Team Building  Emphasis is placed on the importance of team work, respect and working together in a musical theatre setting. Participants are groomed and encouraged to, help others and contribute to the overall success of the production through promptness, preparedness and a positive attitude. This includes arriving at rehearsals prepared to work and maintaining a positive demeanor before, during and after all rehearsals and performances. Participants will have many opportunities to build collaborative and team based skills to last a lifetime and create lasting friendships with fellow actors and team members.

Dance Training  Introduction to dance, including movement, common steps, dance routines, stage movement, team work and participation in production numbers used in performance.

Vocal Training  Basic instruction/vocal coaching including, voice projection, vocal support, proper singing techniques, pronunciation, warm-ups, harmony and participation in musical numbers used in performance.

Acting Training  Basic instruction on acting, stage movement, theatrical terms and definitions, blocking, character analysis, voice projection, anatomy of a theatre, respect for the art of performing, dialogue and diction, and of course, team work, respect and having fun on stage.

Each Mini, Jr. and Broadway's Best and Main Stage Production requires a participation fee.

Each participant will Receive:
*Workshop instruction in team building, dance, voice and acting.
*Use of all major costume pieces (Jr. and Main Stage Productions only)
*All instructional materials (refundable script/Libretto deposit is required at time of registration for Jr. and Main Stage Productions)
*Full production performances (open to the public)
*Souvenir T-Shirt
*Tech rehearsal week refreshments
*Cast Party

Family Member/Cast Member Commitment:
Homework assistance  work with your cast member, friend or family member to memorized lines and music.
Provide assistance with costume creation as needed  work with our costume coordinator to help construct costumes for the production.
Fund raising help  we are a nonprofit educational corporation and depend on your help to support the workshops by agreeing to sell a minimum of 20-50 (varies by show) tickets for each family/cast member enrolled.
Volunteer time  one family member, friend or cast member (adult) per participant is required to volunteer to help staff (back stage and front of house for at least one of the performances). In addition, volunteers are needed for set building, costume construction, advertisement sales and raffle prizes, and concession sales.

Production Workshop Tuition

Mini Musicals: Ages 4-14
$125 (requires parent made costumes)

Jr. Productions: Ages 6-17
$335.00 (Payment plan deposit $112.00)
Multiple Participant Discount: $285.00

Broadway's Best Production: Ages 10 through Adult
$225.00 (requires cast member made costume(s))

Main Stage Production Ages (varies with production)
$385.00 (payment plan deposit $128.00)
Multiple Participant Discount: $315.00

McLaughlin Theatre Company understands that maintaining family budgets can be very challenging. We are pleased to offer an easy payment plan. Simply pay the non-refundable deposit prior to the first session. Then sign up for automatic payments for the one or two remaining payments. We will automatically charge the payment on the first of the month for the next two preceding months in which the production falls. Please note: Payment plans and multiple sibling participant discounts are only offered on full tuition rates. Additional costs may be incurred due to personal costume supplies, makeup, shoes etc. All financial commitments, including tickets, must be paid in full before the start of Tech Week. The tuition is non-refundable once the show has been cast. Emergency refund request will be considered by the Producer and handled on an individual basis.


McLaughlin Studios (View)
3470 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops
Music > All Ages
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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